Governing Genomic Data: Plea for an 'Open Commons'
in Governing the Knowledge Commons, MADISON, M., FRISCHMANN, B. & STRANDBURG, K. (eds.), Oxford University Press, 2014, 137-153
18 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2014
Date Written: January 1, 2013
In their foundational paper, 'Constructing Commons in the Cultural Environment', Madison, Frischmann and Strandburg develop a theoretical framework for analyzing and systematizing constructed cultural commons, thereby tilting the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework approach, originally developed by Ostrom and her colleagues for natural resource commons, in a new direction. The present paper explores how genomics research may be understood looking through their analytical lens. Based on their adapted framework, and insightful views of other authors, the paper takes the view that the optimal design for protecting, sharing and managing genomic data is an 'Open Commons' approach.
Keywords: Genes, Genomic Data, Intellectual Property, Patents, Sharing Norms, Commons, Openness, Access, Use
JEL Classification: D23, D45, H 41, H51, I18, K11, L14, L4, L 65, O31, O32, O34
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